Kona Coffee, 12x12, mixed media collage
After visiting Kona and seeing how coffee is grown up the mountain and roasted and packaged at the Blue Sky Coffee Company, I was inspired to buy a pound, and make this collage in my hotel room! I struggled with the square composition of this piece, because my initial branch was simply horizontal. I was working from a photo my husband took that was just gorgeous. One morning I studied my Starbucks cup and noticed the line art of the very same coffee bean branches that I was working on, and it struck me! After adding line art and toned back additional branches to compliment my focal branch, it all fell into place!